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bowenoid actinic keratosis

Friday 12 October 2012

The bowenoid actinic keratosis is a controversial entity.

It is usually a focal change, indistinguishable from Bowen’s disease.

Overlying parakeratosis is often present.

Some authors rarely use the term these days, and only as a ‘fence-sitting’ diagnosis on 2 mm biopsies (or smaller). The pagetoid variant of actinic keratosis is closely related.